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Weekly Round up: Top contract news of 1-5 April, 2018

Construction Week rounds up the top contract wins of the last week

Construction Week rounds up the top contract wins of the last week.
Construction Week rounds up the top contract wins of the last week.

6. Jacobs Engineering wins 'landmark' Saudi Aramco contract

US giant Jacobs Engineering Group has won a “landmark contract” from Saudi Aramco to project manage the Zuluf oil and gas megaproject.

Jacobs’ contract with Saudi Aramco includes supplying engineering and project management services. This includes onshore central processing works, as well as help with an oil and gas separation plant, gas compression facilitates, a water injection plant, and connecting pipelines.

The Zuluf field in Saudi Arabia is an is an oil and gas megaproject development that will see infrastructure built to process 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Zuluf offshore field in the Arabian Gulf. 

READ: Saudi Aramco inks eight agreements worth nearly $4.5bn

Crude oil stablised offshore will be carried to the Juaymah terminal via newly-built downstream pipelines. Separated gas will be transported to the new Tanajib gas plant via a separate network of pipes.


5. Nass Contracting wins $11m civil contract for Dubai Hills

Nass Contracting has won a $11m contract to execute civil works for an ABB substation project at Dubai Hills Estate.

The 11 million square metres, mixed-use lifestyle development project, a joint venture between Meraas Holding and Emaar Properties, includes residential, commercial, and leisure areas, plus an 18-hole championship golf course.

Nass Contracting CEO, Ghazi Nass, said: “We are very proud to be entering the Dubai Market on such a prestigious project with ABB as our client. This award is suitable to our overall growth strategies in the region.”

Switzerland-based ABB was awarded a $45m deal to carry out work on the substation in October 2017 where it will carry out the design, installation and commissioning of the distribution.

Nass Corporation Bahrain’s flagship company, Nass Contracting, was established in 1963 and focuses on structures, infrastructure development, pipelines and road construction as well as luxury villas, office blocks, warehouses and other commercial buildings. 


4. Dubai South awards $15m contract for The Pulse homes

A contract to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works for Dubai's The Pulse homes has been awarded.

UAE-based real estate services firm, Adeeb Group, has won the $15m (AED55m) deal to work on the Dubai South project.

Adeeb's scope of works includes electrical, plumbing, fire alarm, firefighting, and heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Additional activities within the contract include low current system and gas works.

The community is located in the Residential District of Dubai South, adjacent to the Expo 2020 Dubai site and Al Maktoum International Airport.


3. Al Adnan wins $163m six-tower Dubailand contract

Al Adnan Contracting has secured a contract to build six towers in Dubailand, as part of Saudi Arabian developer Tanmiyat’s Living Legends development.

Real estate developer Tanmiyat’s contract for Al Adnan Contracting is worth $163m (AED600m). Under the deal, six towers will be built in Tanmiyat’s gated community development Living Legends, which will accommodate up to 20,000 people upon completion.

The six towers that Al Adnan will build are scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Commenting on the contract, the spokesman of Tanmiyat’s management board, Abdulazizi al Majed, said the appointment of Al Adnan demonstrated its “commitment to delivering projects in the UAE”.

“We are proud to work with Al Adnan Contracting, which has an impressive track record of successful projects and high customer satisfaction.”

He said “minor changes” to building façade design had recently been made, but added Al Adnan would deliver “an immediate improvement on construction progress.”


2. Chinese giant starts work on $2bn revamp of Dubai's Motor City

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has been picked to work on the Zawaya project in Dubai.

Union Properties has launched Zawaya, a mixed-use development, in Motor City, as part of its $2.1bn (AED8bn) strategy to develop a new master plan for the neighbourhood.

The Chinese contracting giant is carrying out excavation works for the project.

Zawaya, with a total floor area of 3.7ha, will include 400 residences, in addition to retail, food and beverage, and lifestyle spaces.

Properties in Zawaya will be built around a main town square, where residents will be able to host pop-up markets and gather for recreational activities.


1. ABB wins $90m order to build substation at Dubai solar park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded Swiss-based ABB an order worth $90m to build a substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the city’s electrical grid.

ABB said it will be its second substation for the park as a booming growth in population and economic sectors, like tourism, have increased demand for energy, according to Arabian Business.

The company added that it will be responsible for the design, supply, and installation and commissioning of the Shams 400/132 kV substation, which once completed, will have an overall capacity of more than 2,000 megavolt amperes (MVA).

Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids Division: “We are proud to work with DEWA and continue to contribute to this landmark project with our state-of-the-art technologies that will boost capacity and bring cleaner solar power to the people.


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